The Merck Index Online provides authoritative source information on chemicals, drugs and biologicals. You can do a quick search on Name, CAS Registry Number, Molecular Formula or Molecular Weight, or a structure search. You can also browse by organic named reaction.
The trial ends April 4, 2014. The cost is $22,600 for purchase and $4,452 for annual subscription. Please share your feedback (UMass NetID required for UMass Apps) with us about this resource.
The Libraries have purchased backfiles and current access to the following new databases available on the Web of Knowledge platform from Thomson:
- BIOSIS Citation Index, 1969-present, read about it;
- Book Citation Indexes, 2005-present, read about it;
- Current Chemical Reactions, read about it;
- Current Contents Connect, read about it;
- Data Citation Index, 1990-present, read about it;
- Derwent Innovations Index, 1963-present, read about it;
- Index Chemicus, read about it; and
- Zoological Records, 1978-present, read about it.
Subject coverage of these databases covers the humanities, sciences and social sciences, and they complement our existing Web of Science core resources.
Please contact a reference librarian if you have questions about any of these new sources.
The Libraries have purchased on online contents of the Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology series (2008-), including the previous title, Advances in Protein Chemistry (1944-2007). Questions? Contact a librarian.
The Libraries have added Current Protocols in Bioinformatics and the Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry to our online reference collection. If you have questions about using these sources, contact Maxine Schmidt, Biology Liaison Librarian, at 413-545-6739.
The following science reference e-books are now available through the UMass Amherst library catalog and UMA WorldCat:
- Comprehensive Nano Science & Technology
- Comprehensive Natural Products II
- Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior
- Encyclopedia of Chemical Biology
- Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering
- Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology
Contact a reference librarian with any questions you may have about using these resources.
You can now search Ullmann’s Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry online. This is a comprehensive reference source for chemical and chemical life science engineering. You can browse by article title or topic, or search its contents.
For assistance using Ullmann’s, contact Paulina Borrego, Chemistry liaison librarian,at 413-545-7891.
The Libraries have a trial for Ullmann’s Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry, the comprehensive reference source for chemical and chemical life science engineering. You can browse by article title or topic, or search its contents.
The trial runs through January 6th, 2012. Contact Paulina Borrego, Chemistry liaison librarian, with questions or comments at 413-545-7891.
The Libraries have subscribed to an expanded Royal Society of Chemistry journal package. We now have access to their Journals Archive which includes coverage of 87 titles as far back as 1841. In addition, you may now find the following titles UMass Amherst library catalog or the E-Journal List:
- Catalysis science & technology, 2011 -
- Chemical hazards in industry, 2005-
- Chemical science, 2010-
- Chemistry world, 2004-
- Education in Chemistry, 2003-
- Integrative biology, 2009-
- Laboratory hazards bulletin, 1981-
We now have access to current content of over 40 RSC e-journals, as well as the Archives. For more information, contact Paulina Borrego, library liaison for chemistry, at 413-545-7891.
Springer Materials (The Landolt-Bornstein Database) provides data and literature citations for materials science, including 250,000 substances and material systems and 3,000 properties. Springer Protocols covers peer-reviewed life sciences protocols. You can search for protocols or browse them by subject.
Both trials continue through May 22nd, 2011. Contact Paulina Borrego, Chemistry Liaison Librarian, at 413-545-7891 with questions or comments.
Our subscription to the Beilstein database on the Crossfire platform has ceased as of August 31st, 2010. This has been replaced by the web-based Reaxys database which combines Beilstein, Gmelin and Chemistry Patent sources.
Contact Paulina Borrego, Chemistry Liaison librarian, at 413-545-7891 if you would like assistance or have questions about Reaxys.